By Alan Duffy
While Zlatan Ibrahimovic was scoring one of the all-time great goals against England in Stockholm, another of football’s superstars, Brazilian attacker Neymar was producing one of the worst penalty kicks ever in New York.
The game, against Colombia, was Brazil’s 1,000th fixture and with the scores at 1-1 (with Neymar scoring the Brazilians’ goal), the gifted attacker had a chance to win the game from the penalty spot. However, after a rather bizarre shuffle to the side and run up, he blasted the ball way over the crossbar.
Neymar himself, not surprisingly, blamed the pitch which is used by both the NY Giants and New York Jets NFL teams. He said:
“It was a horrible shot. The grass was not settled but sometimes it happens.”